Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter | Willoughby Brewing

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Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee PorterWilloughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Willoughby Brewing
Ohio, United States
willoughbybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by neenerzig on 09-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
426
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
52
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was something I had been looking forward to trying for quite a while. This poured out as a nice black color with a light brown head on top. The head was creamy looking and had a sticky lacing. The smell of the beer had a nice aroma of the coffee and the peanut butter. The roasted malts are a little hidden but the other aromas smell great. The taste is really nicely balanced, a very nice amount of sweet peanut butter that balances out with the bitterness of the coffee. The mouthfeel was creamy, gently carbonated and smooth. Overall I loved it. I though this was fantastic, I would love to drink a lot more of this.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of oline73
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the brewery. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a little light coming through at the edges. There is a thin layer of tan head that leaves a ring around the glass.

Smell: Roasty coffee with peanut butter. There is a mild sweetness as well.

Taste: Bitter roasty coffee up front with the peanut flavor more in the background. Mildly sweet with dark chocolate notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild, smooth carbonation. The finish is dry.

Overall: I thought this was a very nice and interesting beer. The peanut flavor was well done. It was definitely there, but didn't completely overpower everything else.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jale for sharing this. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass at our Anniversary Party pre-event.

Pours a very dark brown color with a good tan head that persisted for a bit. Slight lacing as it went down into a thin cap. The nose is just as it was described -- a good amount of chocolate with peanut butter backing. Really interesting. Some mild malt presence in the background bringing some roast forward. The flavor doesn't hit as hard on the peanut butter, though it is there. Flavor is mostly chocolate and roast. Dark chocolate. Medium body and good carbonation. Solid brew, I'd be glad to have it again.

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3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler thanks to rudzud,

Pours a touch of head that fades quickly, pretty much pitch black color.

Nose brings big Peanutbutter, toasted nuts, little salted Peanutbutter and mild cocoa, caramel malts and little milk chocolate, little cookie dough, etc. Chocolate chip notes. Hint roasted malt note.

Taste brings a little thin like watery coffee thing, toasted coffee grinds, little acrid note. Then decent Peanutbutter, toasted Peanutbutter cup and mild milk chocolate, cocoa, hint of salted toasted nuts, with little roasted malt and little chocolate chip cookie dough biscuit thing. Fair sweetness, mild bitterness. Finish is sticky, little syrupy, mild bitterness, little fake chocolate and Peanutbutter lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, little thin watery, light carb, little sticky.

Overall eh, it has its decent points, but in the end too thin watery and sticky with light carb and some fake chocolate and coffee grinds thing, nice Peanutbutter, and choc is decent at times.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Veldrid for the trade!

Poured from the growler into a Hair of the Dog tulip, very dark brown with a solid finger of tan head that retained well, rejuvenating with a swirl; minimal lacing. Aroma was coffee-forward, roasty dark malts, virtually nothing in the way of peanut butter, but this characteristic came out a bit more as it warmed. The taste was almost completely dominated by coffee. It was good coffee, smooth and slightly bitter, but where was the peanut butter cup? Dark malts lent a good balance of sweetness and roasty bitterness, mild unsweetened chocolate, and a slight earthiness. As with the aroma, the peanut butter came out a bit more as it warmed, but the coffee pretty much conquered all. For a porter, the mouthfeel was great, smooth, robust, medium-full body. Overall a solid brew, but disappointing. Sure it was good as a coffee porter, but I guess I expected more on the peanut butter cup side, as the name promised, and it just wasn't happening.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into my Great Lakes glass. Black in color with a thin tan head barely covering the top of the beer. Not a big head, but what was there stuck around well into drinking it.

The aroma shows off all the flavors it's named for and brings them together very well. I get more of a raw peanut flavor to it, but it's not overdone at all thankfully. The roasted coffee really stands out in it as well. The dark, sweeter chocolate seems to bring it all together. Really good aroma to it overall, it's got a lot going on but the favors really work well together.

The coffee and dark chocolate come out a little more in the taste. The peanut flavor seems a little more reserved in the taste, but does add some really cool and complimenting flavors to it. All the flavors are really well done and very complimenting of each other. The coffee and chocolate flavors are really impressive alone, but the peanut twist puts them over the top.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being moderate. If there is any criticism I have for t it would be that it could use a little more body. For all the bold flavors it just seemed a little light. I'd love this to have a thicker, creamy mouthfeel that some oats could provide.

Overall, I thought that this was a really awesome beer. I'm not a big fan of peanut butter, so I was hoping that the peanut component wasn't overwhelming. They nailed the flavors though, they come together so well and are extremely complementing of each other as well. It definitely reminded me of a peanut butter cup with a strong coffee twist to it, which is as good as it sounds. Very flavorful and smooth drinking beer. I enjoyed this one a lot and thought it was a really awesome beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Zaphog
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought the Peanut Porter is a cool idea for a beer and it worked quite well at Willoughby Brewing. The beer pours a nearly opaque dark brown color with tan head that left a spotty lace. The smell is bolstered by chocolate and peanut butter. There was also some roast and espresso. The taste mirrors the smell. Certainly can taste a peanut buttercup to start followed by roast and coffee. The mouthfeel is medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall a very unique and tasty beer.

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